Poets & Hunting
Too many of them
like: Abu Nawas, Al-Buhtori, Ibn Al-Mu'tazz, Ibn al-A'rabiy,
Ibn Khafajah, Al-Mutanabbi, Abu Al-Bahr, Al-Nashi'.
Abu Nawas says: When morning rises
from veilness Like a gray-haired ascending from his gown Predilicted
a dog so long fonded Drawing the halter from its grab.
He also says: I describe a dog of none
like before Obedient taking care of all Being brought from
Saluk Like as slender in the halter If runs rapidly with no
objection Play between plain and anguish Quench the quarry
as athirst A beast if passes be a Capella Be damned in bloodshed
It is always keeping the duties. Each hunter with it fortunate
He also says: I prepared a rough dog
for quarry If appears gluttonous and blazed Catching the later
and blazed Like as a devil burning against Surfeit flocks
of deers overfill Until seeing them fragmented It obtains
daily a certain luck Until all are seen ravenous.
He also says: When a wolf appears on
a versant My dog: Go! raged as a hero A bold-hearted and laudable
dog Polite with all merits complete In halter save, bear and
expel the wolf away like a hero Pass like hawk on hounding
wrapping so rapidly what he kills Oh! what a dog if hunts
Ibn Al-Mu'tazz says: Prepared our horses
for cruise Made their turn to the convent Our dogs lead obediently
salukis as long as they lead Marked as of wind daughter If
asked for speed to increase.
Ab Al-A'rabi says: Due to its love we
like Sudan And, for it love the black dogs.
Al-Nabegha Al-Thebyani says: Wolves come to those with
no dogs And obviate the alert protector.
Abu Al-Tayyeb Al-Mutanabbi says: My
dogs release firm rope fetters Surely strong to be the savors
Alert, brave, peevish and thyrse United vertebra released
joints If turns tail like the upcoming As who looks from a
detention Runs if an enemy cries afraid Hates a Bedouins pray
Abu Al-Bahr Jaafar bin Mohammed Al-Khatti says: Never
I say like running hounds clinging to rabbits and lizards
When sent for catching quarries They tech them like eagle's